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September 2022

Top 10 tips for Baby Safety Month

Babies are among the most precious things in the world. I was fortunate to have two wonderful daughters, and luckily, they survived childhood although not as much was known back then on child safety. Here are 10 top tips that parents, grandparents, and caregivers need to follow to keep babies safe: Read more →


Are you prepared for an emergency?

With Hurricane Ian battering Florida after thrashing Cuba, it’s a good remind to review how prepared we are for emergencies. During heavy snowstorm when the power went out a few years ago, my food was starting to get boring after five days. I’d eaten all my fresh food and gone through my canned food. Read more →


Have you tried Angi, formerly Angie’s List, for help with projects?

Since the two people who help me with my yard don’t have time to pull weeds and I need to be working on my book instead of pulling weeds, I decided to try Angi to find someone to help. I haven’t tried Angi before due to the criticism that companies can pay to appear higher up in the search results. Read more →


Mugs with cork bottoms recalled by Accompany USA due to burn risk

Accompany USA is recalling about 25,000 ceramic mugs with cork bottoms. The company has received one report of the mug breaking after hot liquid was poured into it. No injuries have been reported. The mugs were sold online or given out for free as promotional products with company or other logos. Read more →


Boeing agrees to pay $200 million to settle SEC charges that it misled investors about the 737 MAX

Like most Washingtonians, I admire the accomplishments of The Boeing Co. However, when allegations were made about a “culture of concealment” and a flawed regulatory system, which led to two crashes, I was shocked. The SEC charged Boeing and a former CEO with making misleading statements after crashes in 2018 and 2019. Read more →


Watch out for scams if you want to donate to help people in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Due to Hurricane Fiona, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and nearby Caribbean islands have experienced floods, power outages, home damages, and lack of safe water and other necessities. After Hurricane Maria five years ago and the loss of 3,000 lives, many people want to help Hurricane Fiona victims. Read more →